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My wife Joan and I are natives of upstate New York and have been in Florida more than 50 years. Having lived in South Florida for most of those years we now live in Heron’s Landing. I still travel to New York to visit my 96 year old mother who just quit driving 4 years ago. Needless to say l have longevity on my side!

Joan and I have been married for 57 years and still enjoy doing many things together. We enjoy hiking, bicycling, attending church regularly and traveling as much as we can.

We have three adult children whom are all successful in their chosen career paths.  You might say they are in the helping career fields.  One is a Paralegal, one is a Medical Doctor, as is her husband and the third is a professional Nanny. We also have five grandchildren. The two oldest have their own businesses and are quite successful, another one is in the food service industry and the younger two attend Christian Academy in Orlando.

Bill Oakley’s work and volunteer experiences

We have lived in Viera East for 9 years. Prior to that, in South Florida for 42 years. During that time we raised our children and lived in the same home.  While residents of South Florida we owned commercial property with ten units in Deerfield Beach, Florida. As a result of owning those units and my years in education, I adopted a philosophy of: “treat others as you would like to be treated “ that philosophy has yet to change.

Education: Florida State Teaching Certificate Rank 2, acquiring both basic and advanced incentives.

Other Volunteer Activity: Board Member of Christ Church Fort Lauderdale. Sunday school teacher. Current Board member of the Viera East CDD Board. Prior to seeking a Board seat I attended CDD meetings for 3 years and was asked by Vinnie Anella to run for the Board. Also currently serving on the Resolutions Committee for Heron’s Landing HOA.  We have been members of Faith Lutheran Church for seven years.

Additional Activities: Served as treasurer of Viera East Men’s Association (VEMA)  for five years. President of the Pompano Beach Golf Association. Member of the Gulf Stream Sailing Club. In charge of running the small boat sailing program for many years. Sea Scout troop Leader Fort Lauderdale. Boy’s and Girl’s Club Fort Lauderdale. Sunnyland Antique Boat Club, Maintenance assistant to Phil at Faith Luthern Church. Served on the Winchester Indiana Volunteer Fire Department.

Associations: National Tooling and Machining Association serving as treasurer of the NTMA. Ft. Lauderdale Mariners Club, Serving as Chairman of the benefit tournament for three years making over $25,000 each year. Member of the Broward County Machine Shop apprentice program.

State and National Service: Co-author of the National Vocational Technology Catalog and Test. Chairman State of Florida Testing and Evaluation of Machine Shop Instructors.

Broward County School System: Machine Shop instructor for 35 years. Department Chairman for many of those years. Was recognized by Governor Bob Martinez and his Cabinet for having the Outstanding Machine Program in the State of Florida. Served as a mentor instructor for ten instructors at McFatter Tech Center.

Additional Teaching: Taught classes for the South Florida Manufacturing Association (SFMA), Motorola University in Broward County and many other local industries.

Educational Honors: Received two Grants from Broward County School System. One to write a Grade Book Program for Technical Education the other one to write a Safety Book for the County Industrial Programs.

Pre Florida : Second shift supervisor for more than 40 employees at Maul Brothers. Served a four year apprenticeship in Machine and Tool Making at Maul Bothers in Winchester, Indiana.

More: Created over 150 YouTube videos with over 38,000 viewers under “Mrbalerdash”

Non political websites that I have developed.

Political advertisement paid for and approved by William Oakley for Viera East CDD Supervisor Seat 4

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